Week 4 Lesson Objectives
Using the Video Summary sheet provided, Paraphrase (that means to say in your own words) the main points of the video, and write down any questions you might have.
What we did in class
Finally, we were able to get stuck into our biology unit! We looked at a few entries from an explorers journal. The explorer described 3 specimens that he observed on his expedition. He was unsure of exactly what they were but asked himself a few questions to think about.
We examined the journal and pondered his questions. Based on our prior knowledge, we each made our own claims on whether the specimens were living or non-living, plants or animals, and animals, insects or both. We all attempted to give a reason why we chose that claim.
Mrs Marini will use our claims as a diagnostic assessment to see what we know about the topic of grouping specimens.
Literacies of Science
Why do we use a word wall?
We use a word wall to record words we know or learn about a topic. We display the word wall in the classroom so that we can look up words we are learning about and see how they are spelled.
What does a word wall include?
A word wall includes a topic title or picture and words that we have seen or heard about the topic.